Moms tell us one of their toughest challenges is getting kids to eat their veggies. We're here to help...
The VegeCooking Club offers many different programs:
VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES - cook with us live in a virtual setting!
AFTERSCHOOL ENRICHMENT for kids in 1st through 6th grade
NON-PROFIT PROGRAMS classes for programs such as the Boys & Girls Club and Girl and Boy Scouts of America
DAYTIME CLASSES - public schools bring us in as part of their resource curriculum
SUMMER CAMPS - we offer unique cooking summer camps with two recipes, crafts
ADULT CLASSES currently scheduled as private events, contact us today!
CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING AND LUNCH N' LEARNS currently scheduled as private events, contact us today!
Curriculum and Nutrition
New curriculum and recipes are provided each year by founder, Dawn Hutchins. In addition, we've partnered with registered dietitian, Heather Borders, Chief Empowerment Officer at Kailo Nutrition to assist in development of our nutrition guidelines.
More about Heather Borders, MBA, RD, LD/N
After a personal experience with addressing high cholesterol through diet, Heather Borders was inspired to help individuals devise strategies to overcome the common challenges associated with implementing sustainable lifestyle changes.
As a Registered Dietitian, her clinical interests include gastrointestinal disorders, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight management.
We utilize the seven learning styles to teach kids in a fun, safe and clean environment.
Hands On: Children sample the raw fruit & veggie ingredients using taste, touch and smell - the kids create the recipe - washing, chopping, measuring, whisking & more.
Colorful Visuals: Our colorful visuals - including our "benefits of" posters - are read by the kids!
Centers: The children learn math & measurement skills through fun coloring and activity sheets and hands-on, theme related centers.
Team Work: Kids work in teams to create several of the recipes within each session.
Individual: Alternatively, a few weekly recipes may be “create your own” at the student’s desk.
VegeCooking incorporates school standards wherever applicable - including (but not limited to) science, math and language arts.
"Thank you Chef Denise. The girls had a great time. I have never seen them so engaged in a activity. The recipe booklet you made is adorable, I am going to save hers with the rest of her Girl Scout memorabilia." - Tina B. Girl Scout Troop Leader
Heather Borders, RD
We do not use eggs, dairy, shellfish, GMO soy, or nuts in our classes.
We work to minimize wheat - most recipes are naturally gluten free; however, if wheat is used, gluten free alternatives will be made available.
We do not recommend these classes for kids with life-threatening food allergies.
Safety and Sanitation
Food safe handling practices, proper handling of kid-safe knives and peelers, sanitation and cleanliness are reviewed at the start of EVERY class. We take safety and sanitation very seriously.